12 And these cities shall be for you a refuge from thy [a]avenger, that he which killeth, die not, until he stand before the Congregation in judgment.

13 And of the cities which ye shall give, six cities shall ye have for refuge.

14 Ye shall appoint three [b]on this side Jordan, and ye shall appoint three cities in the land of (A)Canaan which shall be cities of refuge.

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  1. Numbers 35:12 Meaning, from the next of the kindred, who ought to pursue the cause.
  2. Numbers 35:14 Among the Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, Deut. 4:41.